Life is full of ridiculous sweeping statements. An apt expression since a lot of them are rubbish. ‘All bankers are greedy.’ ‘Creatives are temperamental.’ ‘A lot of comedians are manic depressives’.
I went to a networking event last night with lawyers. I heard someone describe lawyers as ‘dysfunctional’. Such crazy generalisations enrage me. What is ‘normal’? Is there such a thing? We all get given labels; I was the ‘analytical’ one in my family. We get given nicknames. We have job titles, which create a hierarchy and yet a division. I hate being put in a box – it feels like prison. My job title, if you want to call it that, is self-created; ‘talent liberator’ because it best expresses what I bring not what I do. What do labels give us do you think? What purpose do they serve?
Be aware of what labels you put on things and what basis you are using in gossip or discussion. The news feeds people rubbish and many take it as gospel. Everything carries an energy; a word, a thought so notice what you and others express, the basis of your views and the implications. e.g. ‘troublesome youth’ ‘the lost generation’ or about immigrants – are they helpful? I don’t think so. What’s your view?
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